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    Ivory Coast Geography - 1991

      Total area: 322,460 km2
      land area: 318,000 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than New Mexico

      Land boundaries: 3,110 km total
      Burkina 584 km, Ghana 668 km, Guinea 610 km, Liberia 716 km, Mali 532 km

      Coastline: 515 km

      Maritime claims: Continental shelf: 200 m (depth)
      Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical along coast, semiarid in far north; three seasons--warm and dry (November to March), hot and dry (March to May), hot and wet (June to October)

      Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plains; mountains in northwest

      Natural resources: crude oil, diamonds, manganese, iron ore, cobalt, bauxite, copper

      Land use: arable land 9%; permanent crops 4%; meadows and pastures 9%; forest and woodland 26%; other 52%; includes irrigated NEGL%

      Environment: coast has heavy surf and no natural harbors; severe deforestation

      NOTE: The information regarding Ivory Coast on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ivory Coast Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ivory Coast Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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